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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Snap  \Snap\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Snapped};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Snapping}.]  [LG.  or  D.  snappen  to  snap  up  to  snatch;  akin 
  to  G.  schnappen  MHG.  snaben  Dan.  snappe,  and  to  D.  snavel 
  beak,  bill.  Cf  {Neb},  {Snaffle},  n.] 
  1.  To  break  at  once;  to  break  short,  as  substances  that  are 
  Breaks  the  doors  open  snaps  the  locks.  --Prior. 
  2.  To  strike,  to  hit,  or  to  shut,  with  a  sharp  sound. 
  3.  To  bite  or  seize  suddenly,  especially  with  the  teeth. 
  He  by  playing  too  often  at  the  mouth  of  death,  has 
  been  snapped  by  it  at  last  --South. 
  4.  To  break  upon  suddenly  with  sharp,  angry  words  to  treat 
  snappishly;  --  usually  with  up  --Granville. 
  5.  To  crack;  to  cause  to  make  a  sharp,  cracking  noise;  as  to 
  snap  a  whip. 
  MacMorian  snapped  his  fingers  repeatedly.  --Sir  W. 
  6.  To  project  with  a  snap. 
  {To  snap  back}  (Football),  to  roll  the  ball  back  with  the 
  foot;  --  done  only  by  the  center  rush,  who  thus  delivers 
  the  ball  to  the  quarter  back  on  his  own  side  when  both 
  sides  are  ranged  in  line 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Snapping  \Snap"ping\, 
  a.  &  n.  from  {Snap},  v. 
  {Snapping  beetle}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Snap  beetle},  under 
  {Snapping  turtle}.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  large  and  voracious  aquatic  turtle  ({Chelydra 
  serpentina})  common  in  the  fresh  waters  of  the  United 
  States;  --  so  called  from  its  habit  of  seizing  its  prey 
  by  a  snap  of  its  jaws.  Called  also  {mud  turtle}. 
  b  See  {Alligator  snapper},  under  {Alligator}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  having  a  series  of  short  sharp  noises;  "longed  for  a  big 
  fire  with  snapping  logs";  "folding  a  crackling 
  newspaper"  [syn:  {crackling}] 

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